Healthcare Management Specialty Degree requirements
Must complete all of the following:
MBA 702 – Quality & Performance Mgmt 3 sem. hrs.
In this course, students examine quality management as it provides the means for the organization to define its culture and support the constant attainment of stakeholder satisfaction through an integrated system of tools, techniques and training. Concepts and practices to effectively manage, measure and improve organizational performance are also examined. Topics include a comparative analysis of influential quality theorists, such as Deming, Crosby, Taguchi and others, application of various continuous improvement techniques, definition and development of individual, group and organization-level performance indicators and performance improvement systems.
MBA 721 – Legal & Policy Aspect Healthcare 3 sem. hrs.
The focus of this course is on the current health care laws and policies. This course examines the complex issues in the healthcare industry, such as healthcare liability, malpractice, healthcare insurance, disclosure of patient information, patient and provider relationships and the government roles in the healthcare industry.
MBA 722 – Healthcare Organization & Systems 3 sem. hrs.
This course explores the health care internal and external environments and their impacts on organizational design and structure and the decision-making process. Topics include healthcare institutions such as hospitals, long-term care facilities, and the role of the government in patient care.
MBA 723 – Healthcare Finance/Economics 3 sem. hrs.
This course explores healthcare specific financial policies and issues, analytical framework and economic transformation for financial decisions (such as investment and working capital), methods of financial management, insurance coverage and financing. In addition, the course focuses on the ability to apply economic and population health models to address health service issues and problems.
Elective Specialty Courses
Must successfully complete one of the following:
MBA 683 – Not-For-Profit Accounting 3 sem. hrs.
This course explores the accounting for hospitals and voluntary health and welfare organizations. The specific topics include financial statements and government reporting for non-profit entities, as well as Statements of Financial Position, Activities, and Functional Expenses.
MBA 744 – Services Marketing 3 sem. hrs.
This course examines the unique aspects and attributes of services marketing within the larger marketing and marketing strategy contexts. Topics include delivering value, the service experience, customer satisfaction, pricing of services, and service recovery.
MBA 761 – Entrepreneurship/Innovation 3 sem. hrs.
This course focuses on developing innovative solutions to real-world business problems and creating new business opportunities. Topics include developing and formulating new and creative business ideas, identifying the market needs and planning business opportunities, and assessing the typical operating and administrative issues.
Specialty Capstone Course
MBA 739 – Healthcare Strategy 3 sem. hrs.
This course explores the integrative and cross-functional nature of strategy and decision-making in the health services sector. Topics include principles, concepts and theories from strategic planning, as well as an integrative approach linking strategy with marketing, human resources management, accounting, finance, and operations management.